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S.F. No. 221 - DWI Plate Impoundment
Author: Senator Ron Latz
Prepared By: Kenneth P. Backhus, Senate Counsel (651/296-4396)
Date: February 11, 2019


Section 1 makes it a misdemeanor to remove or obliterate a sticker affixed on a registration plate under section 2.

Section 2 amends the DWI plate impoundment law to authorize a peace officer to invalidate a vehicle’s registration plate by affixing a permanent sticker.

Section 3 amends the DWI plate impoundment law to extend the time period for which a temporary permit (which the vehicle will get following plate impoundment) is valid in cases where the violator is also the registered owner from seven days to either 14 or 45 days depending on the nature of the underlying impoundment violation.

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